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Another Wedding!

In brown, decorate, decorations, etsy, plan, planning, plans, purple, seller, store, wedding on March 26, 2008 at 8:52 pm

My new sister-in-law-to-be has asked me to be in charge of her wedding decorations (Yay! Another one!) and I’ve been brainstorming for ideas. Her colors are Chocolate Brown and Voilet. I have yet to find out if this is a deep color or light so mostly I’ve been concentrating on the brown and coming up with original favor ideas. Here’s what I’ve come up with for the favors:

Personalized Jones Bottles
Personalized M&M’s

I know, I know, it’s not that original. But I’m just getting started (:

Then for table centerpieces I’d like to go with the picture below as well as walnuts and t-lights. The table itself would be mostly browns and then I’d like the chair covers to be white or ivory with a violet bow.

We’ll have ivory tooling from the ceiling to make a tent-like atmosphere, perhaps some violet colored Chinese lanterns here and there to bring in the color more.

More ideas to come!


Etsy Wedding Planning!

In center pieces, colors, decorating, invitations, planner, planning, plans, reception, style, wedding on March 2, 2008 at 8:24 pm

I’ve plunged. I’ve jumped and it’s nerve racking but at the same time, it’s exciting! As most of you know, my job has been teetering on the brink for a little while. Last week I finally had the conclusive decision from my boss (not that it was a good one, but at least I know what’s happening now!) that I would be put on a three month term and a job could not be promised at the end of those three months. As disappointing as it was, this news was also refreshing and made me look at the future of my career.

This brought me to the option of pursuing Wedding Planning. I have always been interested in this but the current job situation allowed me to seriously consider it. Which was cool. Very cool!

I decided to take the first steps of this adventure by listing Wedding Packages on Etsy. These packages are in three stages.

Stage 1 is made up of the more basic options: creative ideas, cost cutting options, room filling, center piece and decor ideas.

Stage 2 is a little deeper. I’ll send the buyer helpful links to sites, come up with table decoration ideas suited to their style, ideas for favors and how to spice them up, original guest book ideas, easy to make room decorations and I’ll provide lists of options including costs for flowers and center pieces.

Stage 3 is the biggest and most fun (for me!) option (so far! I have bigger dreams and goals coming!). I’ll include all of the above info from Stage 1 and 2…but on top of that, I’ll make examples of invitations and center pieces. I’ll require pictures from the bride of the reception hall (and the church if she’s wanting ideas for that as well) so I can give advice as to how to set it up. This option will require the shipment of the invitation and possibly the center pieces examples.

With all of these options I’ll evaluate the brides style, budget and colors to come up with the best options for her. I’ll provide lists and pictures of ideas. I’ll answer any questions she has and give her advice on her different options.

I can’t wait to get started on these!! I’m so excited for someone to purchase a package so I can start (: Anyone? Anyone?


In plans, sewing, sledding, wedding on February 29, 2008 at 4:20 pm

It’s finally Friday! The tough week is almost over (ok, there’s still like seven hours until the day is over, but still!). Actually, these past couple of days have been ok, I’ve been getting my good attitude back and looking forward to the new job-adventures ahead.

I’ve had a good response from one of my resumes so hopefully that means I’ll have an interview early next week. HOPEFULLY Tuesday…I don’t think I can wait much longer than that! I’m dying to start a new job and leave this drama behind. I’m not into drama unless it’s a movie. Then at least it’s over within a couple hours.

One of the girls brought me Mini-Eggs today (: She’s such a sweetie. Chocolate makes me happy(ier).

I can’t wait for tomorrow, the hubby is going sledding (fyi: not tobogganing, the motorized ‘sledding’) so I have plans to brainstorm more with Krystal. We have a couple flower shops to visit and some more ideas to go over. She was trying to think of what to do with her favors, she has a few little things she wants to give the guests and didn’t know how to bundle them up. I thought that we could put them in little brown bags with ribbon handles and stamp the front with this great calligraphy stamp I have. We’ll have to see what she thinks. Hopefully we’ll be starting to make the center pieces soon and I’ll post pictures! I would tell you what they’re going to be like, but I think pictures will be better (:

I’ve decided I need to make curtains for my sewing room. I already have some, but the pull down ones are so old and ugly, I need something funky! Check out Martha Stewart’s instructions! I love her!

Plans and Flowers

In decorating, flowers, plans, wedding on February 26, 2008 at 10:56 pm

Ok so I’m now officially obsessed with decorating for this wedding. It can be good or bad I guess. I know when it gets closer I think about it 24/7 and dream about planning and preparation. But it does keep me busy and I love love love the planning!

I found this great site for flowers, I’m not sure if Krystal is going to want real ones or silk flowers for the tables but look at these great deals!

I’m really loving the thought of cream roses with hydrangeas. And the prices really aren’t bad at all!! I’ve never really worked with real flowers, but I’m sure I could handle it. The only thing I would be worried about would be when the flowers would arrive. I wouldn’t want them to arrive too early and then be wilted, but I have people I can talk to about this issue. It’s good to have friends that know stuff! (:

Yay! Tonight Krystal is coming over to discuss all the wedding plans, her expectations, budget, colors…I’m so excited! I told her to come around 7, but I think I need to call her to come earlier, I’m just to excited!